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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Asian Studies Lecture - "Japan Since 3/11"

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Lafayette Hall Room L207
Description: Speakers:
Eric Johnston, Deputy Editor at The Japan Times, Osaka, Japan
Jason Bartashius (St. Michael's graduate), Lecturer of Japanese Religions, Center for Japanese Filipino Families

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Friends of Indian Music and Dance Concert featuring "Natraj"

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: UVM Music Dept. Recital Hall
Description: Indo-Afro-Jazz Quintet "Natraj" captivates and excites audiences with its exotic textures, accessible melodies, and rhythmic energy. Call 802-656-1096, or 802-860-9556 for more information.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ukraine and the Crimean Crisis "Teach In" and Discussion Panel

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 325
A Panel on the Upheaval in Ukraine and Russian Intervention in its Aftermath

If the Orange Revolution of 2004 taught many about Ukraine's precarious location between the European Union and Russia, the revolutionary events of the past few months
and Russia’s decision to send troops to Crimea have raised even more questions than the last. This Teach-In will offer an overview of the Maidan Revolution and responses
to it both within and beyond Ukraine. Who are the Maidan revolutionaries, and what are their goals? How did they succeed in removing a President who seemed so entrenched?
What have been the roles of social media, student organizations, and previously unknown political groupings on the right and the left in these events? What are the interests of Russia,
the EU, the U.S. and other governments in these events, and how have each of these groups responded to developments in recent days? What is going on in Crimea and in other parts of Ukraine right now?

A panel of UVM experts, including anthropologist Jennifer Dickinson, environmental and cultural scholar Adrian Ivakhiv, Russia scholar Kevin McKenna, and post-Soviet politics scholar Michele Commercio will answer these questions and others about what is going on in Ukraine right now. Professor of History Denise Youngblood will moderate. Please email with questions.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

International Careers Information Session sponsored by GRS

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Aiken Center 110
Description: Expert panelists discuss opportunities for a variety of career opportunities abroad. Brit Chase will discuss Fellowship opportunities, Sierra Poske will be on hand to talk about the Peace Corps, Prof. Kevin McKenna will discuss opportunities with the Foreign Service, and Kathy Stermer will provide information about Tetra Tech.
Call 802-656-1096 or email for more information. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Panel Discussion on the Arab Spring

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Livak Ballroom, UVM Davis Center
Description: Middle East Studies and the Department of Political Science present a panel discussion on the Arab Spring. Prof. Gregory Gause, Middle East expert, will moderate. 3:00pm, Livak Ballroom, UVM Davis Center.
Call 802-656-1096 with questions.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Lecture Sponsored by Asian Studies and the Dept. of Geography

Time: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Location: Rowell 103
Description: The Geography Department Speaker Series Presents:

Spectacle and the City: The Geopolitics of Bread and Circuses in Central Asia
By Natalie Koch, PhD, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Friday, April 4, 2014
11:45 AM to 12:35 PM
103 Rowell

Sponsored by the Department of Geography and the Asian Studies Program

Contact Pablo Bose at for more information.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Holocaust Studies Lecture featuring Jan Gross, Princeton Univ.

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Memorial Lounge, 7:00pm

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Asian Studies Lecture - Mark Turin, Yale Himalaya Initiative

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 427
Description: Drawing on over two decades of fieldwork in the Himalayan region, Dr Mark Turin will discuss the challenges faced by small-scale societies whose oral speech forms—and the knowledge systems that they encode—are increasingly at risk of disappearing without record. In the second part of this richly illustrated talk, Turin will discuss the World Oral Literature Project, an initiative that he established to help local communities and fieldworkers collaborate in the collection and preservation of all forms of oral tradition.

Mark Turin is a linguist, anthropologist and broadcaster. He is Lecturer and Associate Research Scientist in South Asian Studies at Yale University and Program Director of the Yale Himalaya Initiative. From 2009-2012, he was a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He continues to directs both Digital Himalaya and the World Oral Literature Project about which he will speak.

Mark is the author or co-author of four books, the editor of seven volumes, the co-editor of the journal Himalaya and edits a new book series on oral literature with the Cambridge-based Open Book Publishers. Mark is a regular BBC presenter on issues of linguistic diversity and language endangerment, and will be leaving Yale in July 2014 to accept a Chair at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Global & Regional Studies Plenary Meeting

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 325
Description: Annual GRS Plenary Meeting for all GRS affiliated faculty. Refreshments will be served.
Call 802-656-1096 or email for more information.

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2014 Robert V. Daniels Award

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 325
Description: The 2014 Robert V. Daniels Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education, immediately following the GRS Plenary meeting.
Please celebrate with us as we honor this year's recipient, Dennis Mahoney, Professor of German and a leader in building and advancing international studies at UVM. Refreshments will be served.
Please email or call 802-656-1096 for more information.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 325
Description: 2014 Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society for International Studies Induction Ceremony. All GRS students, family and friends welcome to celebrate and congratulate this year's inductees. Refreshments will be served.
Call 802-656-1096 or email with questions.

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